Iran: Great technological progress despite US, UN sanctions

Iran has made great technological progress despite US and UN sanctions, the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Saturday. Addressing Iranian military commanders, Khamenei said sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies promoted self-confidence in Iran. He said that helped the country make tremendous progress in nuclear and space technologies. Iran says it has achieved proficiency in the whole cycle of nuclear fuel - from extracting uranium ore to enriching it.